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Rally Against the Wars at Home and Abroad on April 9th (New York City)     Update: Rally Details

Hi...This goes out to all the passengers for the April 9 / NYC bus.

The long range weather forecast for NYC suggests it may be cloudy, around 56 degrees, with a possible shower.

You can bring what ever you think you might need in the way of clothing. If you have items or clothing you decide you don't want to carry, you can leave them on the bus. These items will be secure but they won't be accessible until we board the bus for the ride home.

The bus is full. If there's any reason you're unable to go please let me know asap so we have time to reassign your seat to someone else. Send an email to Steve or call 691-0322. Thanks.

There are large storage bays under the bus to hold signs and banners. Please note! There are restrictions on using wood stakes to hold signs (not allowed) . . . the NYC P.D. only allows the use of cardboard tubes to hold signs.

There's a rest room on the bus. The bus will also make a couple of rest stops. On the return trip we'll pass the hat for a tip for the driver.

The times listed on the schedule (below) are departure times so be at your boarding location well in advance.

I've enjoyed communicating with all of you. It's heartening to be in the company of others who are willing to commit to this action and rise early, to travel to a distant place, to demand that their voices be heard . . . See you on the bus, Steve B

Rally at Union Square (14th and Broadway) . . . at Noon.

March leaves Union Square going south down densely packed shopping street of Broadway at about 2:30 to Foley Square. The march is under 2 miles and takes 30 min to under 1 hour, depending on pace.

On the march, drums, cymbals, horns, whistles and our voices chanting are allowed. In NYC amplified sound is permitted only at the rallies.

The second rally or End Rally is at the Fountain at Foley Square until 5 PM.


Bangor - 1:00 AM - Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine - 96 Harlow St, across from city hall and across from Franklin Park, which is next to the Bangor Public Library.

Belfast - Reny's parking lot just off the Belfast bypass, where Routes 3 and 1 split off.

Rockland - 3:00 AM. The Rockland Middle School parking lot (behind the school)
From the North - you will drive all the way through Rockland on Union St, (which is a one way street for southbound through traffic) to the stop light where Union reintersects with Rt 1. Take a right and go to the next set of lights, this is Broadway. The Rockland Fire Dept is on the left. Take a left on Broadway. Go for 4/10 of a mile to the school which will be on your right.
From the South - Continue on Rt 1. You won't go into downtown Rockland. Take a right at the lights at the intersection of Rt 1 and Broadway. You'll see the First National Bank of Damariscotta on your right. The Rockland Fire Dept. will be just across the intersection on your right. Go for 4/10 of a mile to the school which will be on your right.

Nobleboro - The parking lot of the Miles Hospital Hospice Clinic at the flashing yellow light at the intersection of Rt 1 and Belvidere Rd.

Bath - 4:00 AM - The Park & Ride on State Street, just South of the Holiday Inn at the intersection of State and Richardson. Right next to VIP Auto Parts.

Portland - 4:45 AM - The Marginal Way Park and Ride. From 295 take exit 7 (Franklin St.) to Marginal Way. Come off the exit and go left at the light onto Marginal Way and go about 1 block to the parking lot on the left.

Portsmouth, NH - 5:45 AM - The Bus Stop is located at a Park and Ride at Exit 3-A off of Route I-95 South in Portsmouth NH.

NYC - 11:00 AM - Union Sq. at 15th St. and Broadway . - Leave NYC at 5:00 PM from Church St. at Foley Sq.

BUS Drop Off is at Union Square - Broadway at 15th St.

BUS Parking and Pickup is 2 blocks from the ending rally at Foley Square along Church St, from Worth St. going north.


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